Hi Eagles, proud to say Glenda was my cousin. A very sweet caring and smart woman. She graduated from Pembroke and at the time of death she was a student of University of Alabama to become a Doctor. She will always be missed. Her daughter Amanda is married now smart like her Mom and so beautiful. She is going to have a sweet baby. I wish so much Glenda was here to enjoy this time with her daughter. Our family will forever miss Glenda .
From Tammy Lindsay Levanger on December 30th, 2009
I love you still Billy Arnold and you are often discussed in our household. My children grew up with your picture on the wall.l The "raise not the roof" plaque that you gave John and I has been proudly displayed over a doorway in every house I have ever called home. You were the first person who knew that John and I were getting married and I can see you leaving my place for that last time just as clearly as if it were yesterday. I will never forget leaving the funeral home after your serviceand seeing the big 'ole monkey hanging out of someone's car window....we were all certain that you somehow had a hand in that so that we would stop crying in order to laugh....and we did, oh how we laughed! Blue Skies Forever says it all. Love ya and miss ya.
Mrs. Susan Arter Griffin, 44, of 1008 Poplar Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in her home.
The funeral was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel in Hope Mills by Chaplain William A. McCoy. Burial was at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Robert A. Griffin; a daughter, Kimberly Griffin of Fayetteville; a son, Ben Stumbo of Fort Bragg; her parents, Harry and Elsbeth Arter of Fayetteville; and her maternal grandmother, Lina Stadtler of Germany.
My Mother was a wonderful person and I am truely blessed to have had her in my life for those 18 years. I miss her everyday though I know she is with me in spirit. She made me the strong person I am today and gave me a spirit that I want my own child to carry on. Mom I can't say enough how much I love you and Miss you! You were right that Ben and I would get married I am so happy that you knew him before you went on to Heaven, and your grandson looks just like his Daddy! Even though Ethan can't meet you in person he looks at your picture and I know he knows you are his "Nana" and he loves you very much!
Dad, Meemaw, and Pap love you and miss you as well. You were the best person while you were here with us and we all can't wait to see you again someday!
Love always your daughter,
Mr. Averitte was a teacher for the Cumberland County Schools for more than 30 years and currently taught at Flora MacDonald Academy.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Peter Belec. A graveside service was conducted at 3:30 p.m. at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh.
Mr. Averitte is survived by a son, Don R. Averitte Jr. of Raleigh; a daughter, Cynthia A. Boyles of Red Springs; six sisters, Kathleen Beasley, Louvania Teague, Eleanor Byrd and Lee Goetz, all of Fayetteville, Dorothy Saxton of Tennessee and Addie Wingate of Georgia; two brothers, Dan Averitte of Fayetteville and Robert Averitte of Parkton; and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Robeson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, September 11 National Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 1945, Lumberton, NC 28359.
From Ferris Hickman Delionbach on November 29th, 2012
Mr. A taught me 9th grade biology in Garland NC. If I remember correctly, it was his first year teaching or at least one of the first. He was probably one of the hardest teachers, but he made learning in his classroom fun. When in college taking biology, I then realized what a good teacher he was.
From Tom Bougan on May 24th, 2011
I remember once in Chemistry II, they announced that the bathrooms were going to be closed, so we sent a beaker of warm yellow colored fluid to the office, with a note saying we couldn't wait- he was a real prankster :)
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Mr A was the best chemistry teacher I ever had, even through college. I always loved to pick at him about the state-carolina rivalry. He is one of the reasons I am an educator today.
Terry Wayne Baggett, 57, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in his home.
Terry was born in Cumberland County on January 19, 1961 to the late Arthur Leamon Baggett and Junie Aldine Spell Baggett. He worked for Black and Decker for many years and then worked as a Ceramic Tile Installer.
He is survived by his children, Scotty Baggett of Fayetteville, Terry Wayne Baggett II (Tiffany) of Florida, Bryan Baggett (Sarah Hart), Athens Gorham (Brandon), Roxanne Danielle Gillespie (Jason) and Hannah Minter, all of Fayetteville; brothers, Arthur Joe Bagget of Colorado and Tony Baggett (Joanne) of Charlotte; sisters, Barbara Alexander (Tom Cain) and Carolyn Chandler, all of Fayetteville; 8 grandchildren and many extended family members; special friends, Kevin Powell and Red Earwood.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Jesus First Church, 7467 Camden Road Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306 with Pastor Gary Leviner Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow In Cross Creek Cemetery #4.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
ALLEN JUNCTION, W.Va. - Michael E. Bannon Sr., 55, of Allen Junction, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1958, in Killeen, Texas, he was the son of the late Hannelore Rose Weber and Donald Roy Bannon.
Michael was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, being outdoors, target shooting and being with his family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Bannon II of Allen Junction and Thomas Burke of Wilmington, N.C.; four brothers, Ronald Bannon, Donald Bannon, Bobby Bannon and Jerry Bannon all of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Irene Hefferman of Lumber Bridge, N.C. and Rosemarie Krug of Alsfeld, Germany.
A memorial service for Mr. Bannon will be scheduled at a later date.
Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting calfeefuneralservice.com.
Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bannon family.
James Glenn Barfield, 51, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services in Hope Mills. Visitation, 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Survived by: Wife, Hope; children, James III, and Kayla Denis; parents, James Jr. and Myrtle; and brothers, Dan, Joel and Anthony.
Elizabeth Kel Coker Betancourt, 60, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in her home.
Kel graduated from Douglas Byrd High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was a teacher’s assistant in the computer lab at Reid Ross Classical School in Cumberland County. She previously worked at several elementary schools in Cumberland County. Students always affectionately referred to her as “Ms. B.”
She is the daughter of William K. Coker, Sr. (deceased) and Virginia Riley Coker. She is survived by her beloved daughter Brooke Betancourt, her mother Virginia, her brother Bill, his wife Kelly and their son Liam.
The family will receive friends for a small remembrance gathering on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to one of the following charities:
PARKTON — Dwayne was born August 31, 1960, in Fayetteville NC to Lloyd George Bigler and the late Melba Lawson. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983 and was a loving Father, Husband, Son, Brother & Best Friend. He is survived by his wife, Tomni Bigler, one son Kagan "Goose" Bigler; two brothers, Darryl Bigler and Jerry Womack and five sisters, Denise Mosley, Donna Wiggins, Judy Sandrock, Juanita Bannon, and Linda Swinson, and his step-mother Carolyn Bigler. He was preceded in death by his brothers Cecil Lawson, John Allen Womack, and step-father William Lawson. Service: The Church of the Apostles in Hope Mills N.C. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 4p.m
Sara “Sally” Frances Bedsole, 62, of Elizabethtown passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Edna Bedsole and sister, Edna “Joey” Ruby Batton. Sally leaves behind her son, Blaine McQueen of Charlotte; daughter, Morgan McQueen of Elizabethtown; sister, Emily Gardner of Whitsett, NC; nieces and nephews: Tripp Gardner, Tanner Gardner, Hugh Jackson, Jr., Sonja Milligan, Earl A. Batton, Suzanne Rice, Marcie Carter and many special friends.
Sally adored her family dearly. She had a beautiful, affectionate soul that was so full of life. She loved everyone and never met a stranger. She was always the life of the party and had a great passion for cooking and fishing. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 8th in the Tar Heel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Warren Hill officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. All attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or to Tar Heel Baptist Church PO Box 98 Tar Heel, NC 28392.
FAYETTEVILLE - God, in his infinite wisdom and divine love called Debra "Debbie" Faye Bordeaux to her eternal home on Monday, November 6, 2017. Debbie was born in Fayetteville on February 13, 1958 to the late Paul S. Morgan and Margaret B. Morgan. She was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Bordeaux and a son, Matthew P. Bordeaux. Left to cherish her memory is her three sons, Jeremy N. Bordeaux and wife, Suzanna of Raeford, Frank "Danny" Bordeaux, Jr. of Fayetteville and Brett M. Bordeaux and wife, Michelle of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Brenda Harrell of St. Johns, Fla., Ramona Morgan of St. Johns, Fla. and Janna Morgan of Hope Mills; her cherished best friends, Robin Lorenzen of Raeford, Kim Price of Raeford and Gail Blevins of Fayetteville; and her second family of the Hoke County Sheriff Office. It was Debbie's nature to reach out to others and become a loving caretaker. She was often called "Mom" by many of her friends and co-workers. Helping others gave Debbie great pleasure and endeared her to them. She will be sorely missed in this capacity. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Underwood officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
~TOMMY RAY BRADSHAW~DBHS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM~ALL CONFERENCE (UNANIMOUS CHOICE), ALL CAPE FEAR REGION (UNANIMOUS CHOICE), ALL STATE (HONORABLE MENTION)~JUST A GOOD 'OLE BOY FROM HARNETT COUNTY THAT DIED WAY TOO YOUNG~
From MONA DARROCH-THOMAS on June 2nd, 2016
~BRYAN HOLLIDAY AND TOMMY BRADSHAW~ALL CAPE FEAR REGION FOOTBALL 1995~
From MONA DARROCH-THOMAS on June 2nd, 2016
~TOMMY RAY BRADSHAW, BRYAN HOLLIDAY, CHARLES WILLIAMS, DBHS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM, 1995 SEASON
Best bud gone way ,way too soon, will miss his sweetness
From Jayne Phillips on September 25th, 2014
He was the love of my life when we were in high school. After he graduated we were suppose to have gotten married. Our song that he picked for us was "Annie's Song" by John Denver. Every time I play that song I think of him always. I Love You Hiram/
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
He was a cheerleader before his time. When I was on JV, he was so patient & kind in helping me learn some of the jumps. So sad to hear he's gone.
Babs you were a great friend and second family to me, I will never forget our friendship and the things oyur parents taught me.
From Tammy Lindsay on December 30th, 2009
You were the best sister-in-law I've ever had. We sure had some good, crazy times way back when, shared a lot of joy and heartaches together. What a shame you were taken from us so soon. You will always be "BABS" to me.
PARKTON -- Richard David Buckner, 46, of 2873 Lake Upchurch Road, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004.
Services: Funeral was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Reeves Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills.
Survived by: Companion, Patric McMillian; daughters, Althea McMillian and Susan Hill; son, Brandon Oxendine; mother, Yasuko Murata; brothers, Jimmy and James; sisters, Mary Quezada and Laura Nelson; and two grandchildren.
On Dec 19, my brother, Daniel Byrd, passed away. It was sudden and unexpected. We continue to move forward, hanging in and trying to deal with this. Please keep his sons, Kristopher Adam Byrd and Billy Byrd, and sister,Karen Byrd Boyles in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you to all the friends and family that have sent prayers and expressed such kind words and encouragement. It has meant the world to us
Tonight I'm saddened to hear that Danny passed away a number of years ago. I went to school with Danny when we were in the 8th and 9th grade. My father was military thus we lived in Fayetteville for a short time. We moved on with new orders after my Freshman year. I got to now Danny in the 8th grade in Mr. Tharington's class. The name of the school escapes me now. I remember when we went on a trip to New York and then Washington DC. We had such a grand time seeing the Big Apple and then visiting the Capitol. Danny was always so kind to me in school. I was the new Northern (from Maine) kid in town and he always was ready to tease me because of my strange accent. Danny was so kind to everyone. I live in Washington state now and call it home. Recently I have been anxious about our 40th reunion coming up. I graduated from Cheney High School which is on the eastern side of the state. Went on and joined the Navy, 24 years, retired and now I teach school. I would love to touch base with some of the old crew back in North Carolina. If anyone reads this in the near future, know that all my memories of North Carolina are fond ones, Douglas Byrd High School was great! I loved playing football for the Eagles! I lettered my Freshman year and am so proud of that jacket! Coach Chapman took me under his wing and let me play! I'm honored to have been able to pay tribute to Danny with this memorial. We will see each other again in heaven I'm sure someday. Joe Tanguay 360-969-0214 email@example.com
From Jeffrey Gaddy on March 16th, 2017
I grew up about 3 or 4 houses from Danny and the Byrd family. They were and always will be like family to me. Danny was a quiet gentle young man. He was always asking me how I was doing. In other words he was a caring human being. Even though we had not seen each other in years you and the Byrd family were always in my thoughts. Miss you brother.
Class of 1979 On the evening of April 16th, 2012, Joe went to be with the Lord. He was born June 16th, 1961, in Lumberton, NC, and spent his lifetime serving others. His family takes great comfort in knowing he was saved, and he has been reunited with his father, Elbert Jonas Byrd, Jr, his mother, Shelby Jean Byrd, and many grandparent...s, aunts, uncles, and other family members.
Joe was a proud 1979 graduate of Douglas Byrd Senior High School, where he was a stand-out athlete in Football, Baseball, and Track. He attended Catawba College on a football scholarship, and Pembroke University. He was currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at his time of death. In addition to working consistently throughout his lifetime, he also spent many hours helping others through charities, including Christian Motorcycle Ministries, Toys for Tots, United Way, Speedway Children’s Charities, and by participating in many Fun Runs riding his beloved motorcycles.
Joe is survived by his ten year old son, Joseph Blane Byrd, Jr. (Boogie) of the home, one brother, Daniel Byrd of Lincolnton, two sisters, Lisa Leslie and husband, Chuck, of Camden, and Karen Boyles and husband, Micah, of Lincolnton, one niece, Molly Boyles, seven nephews, Adam Byrd, Billy Byrd, Chaz Leslie, Zach Leslie, Heath Boyles, Kurt Boyles, and Brandon Boyles, two great nieces, and two great nephews.
I cannot put to words any better tribute than Jeff Gaddy's tribute. All I can say is in the 3 years I was at Byrd, I had a lot time to talk with you on all the away game bus trips in the spring with the tennis and baseball team always traveling together. You were always a kind and first class guy. The honor was mine to know you. You are missed Joey.
From Jeff Gaddy on January 3rd, 2013
I have not yet fully recovered from the pain of your passing. I only saw you a few times over the years but it never felt like more than a day. I'm sure you knew, but I want to remind you how blessed you were to have so many loving family members and friends. We mourn for you and we laugh about the good times we had when you were here. We all understand that you are in the arms of love ones passed. I know that none of us remaining here can bring you that much happiness. So I congatulate you and you can rest assured that we were all made better people through your friendship. We will never forget you my friend.
SPRING LAKE — Lacy "Gene" Capps, 46, of Spring Lake died recently.
Mr. Capps was an electrician with W&D Electric Co. of Spring Lake for 30 years.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. , Nov. 30, 2005, in Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory chapel in Fayetteville with the Rev. Admire officiating. Burial was in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mr. Capps was preceded in death by his stepfather, Alexander Capps.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Sanders of Fayetteville; his father, Lacy T. Capps of Greenville; a sister, Angela Capps Crabb of Spring Lake; and a son, Michael David Capps of Fayetteville.
Services were entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory of Fayetteville.
Coach Chapman, You were an awesome coach to this young Freshman! I was lucky enough to have played for you in the Fall of 1974 at DBHS. I remember starting out with the JV squad and you moved me up at the begining of the season. I was very intimidated by the maturity of the players on the Varsity squad and yet the guys were very respectful of me as I worked my butt off bangin heads and takin my licks. I was so proud to be playing on the varisty squad. I remember riding on the bus to Wilmington-Hoggard and you had me sit up front with you. Riding up front with the coach! I thought I was so cool. I believe on the ride down to the game that afternoon a pickup truck passed us and standing up in the back of the truck was a 70's phenomena, a streaker! We were all laughing so hard! During the game you would call me off the bench and tell me to go in and play Offensive Tackle or Defensive
End. I was so nervous! I lettered that year and I'm still so proud of having attained that letter! My father was in the military then and he recieved orders to go to Washington state at the end of the school year. We moved and I played ball at another team, the Cheney High School "Blackhawks". I love that team and had a wonderful time in High School and yet I always wonder what would have happened if I had stayed and kept playing for the mighty Eagles! Thank you Coach Chapman! You gave me so much inspiration to play football! Joe Tanguay
From Chris Phillips on June 2nd, 2011
Dear Mr. Chapman, last night was my senior awards ceremony and i was awarded the Maurice Chapman Award. Until today i have never even heard of you honestly but after recieving the award i have looked more into you and i am very honored to be given this award bearing your name.
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Coach was a real man's man and a great guy. Even if he would punch you in the groin in front of the entire luch room.lol
From Dale White Bentley on May 17th, 2010
To the family of Leverne, you were a good friend and a great naber, I enjoy going up with you.
From Eric Quigley on February 12th, 2010
Coach by the time I got to your class in 1985 you had long since quit coaching but you still loved the game. I remember how we used to talk about when you played football.We used to joke that obviously it was when there were no face guards and you would laugh. We talked more about football than the History we were supposed to be learning. You coached my brothers Mike (class of '74) and Keith (class of '76). I admit I did shed a tear when I heard of your passing. You were a good guy and you cared about your students. Your wisdom about life was appreciated so much that at times I felt I was talking with my father. Hopefully one day we will talk again. Eric Quigley DBHS class of 1985
ATLANTA - The Lord took Shawn Daniel Cleckner, born in 1965, to heaven at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Shawn died at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Atlanta from acute organ failure.
Shawn was 49 years old, and, like his brother, Johnny, and his father, John Sr., he was a paratrooper.
Shawn was known as a fine and honorable man and was the loving father of three great young men, Jacob, John Michael and Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Martine Eddy-Cleckner, and his brother, Troy.
Shawn was a successful businessman and owned his own freight company in Atlanta and Greenville, S.C. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, where he lettered in football and wrestling.
He is survived by his father and mother, John and Doris Cleckner of Redding, Calif.; brothers, Maj. John E. Cleckner II, USAF, Biloxi, Miss., Troy, Larry and Jerry Coonrod and John Saterstad of Redding; and sister, Mrs. Kelly Sue Cleckner-Napier of Stockbridge, Ga. His grandmother, Delores Eddy, is 102 and lives in Warren, Ohio.
Shawn was blessed with many nephews and nieces, cousins and aunts and uncles.
Shawn was cremated and a celebration of life service will be held in January in Georgia so the hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and customers can attend his party.
Sarah, you were so much fun to hang out with...my memories of you include Mr. Weaver's biology class when we had to disect that frog! EWWWW!! Neither of us wanted to do that but together we got through it. I also remember your smile and your laugh....good times!
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
I met you in the 6th grade. We really went through alot of ups & downs together. Through it all you remained a good friend. We shared alot about our love for our Lord & I know you are with Him now!
Class of 1979
Every member of the class of 1979 should have gotten to know Bobby. He was always, always upbeat and positive. I was his classmate since elementary school and not once did I ever see him angry or say a bad word too or about anyone. Though hard to believe it is true. He was the type of person we should all strive to be. Gone but never, ever forgotten!!
Danny was my boyhood friend. We grew up together on Rodie Ave and spent 90% of are time together either in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, Church activities and at Douglas Byrd. I will always remember our boyhoood adventures. Still Always thinking of him. He will and is missed by all his '73 classmates. See you later Danny.
Claude Alan Davis Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes 12/26/1957 ~ 11/19/2015 FUQUAY-VARINA – Claude Alan Davis, 57, passed away on Thursday. A Native of Robeson County and a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School, he is the son of Mary McDonald Dillon and the late Frederick Davis, Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Davis; son, Joshua Alan Davis; step-children Jody Lynn Walters and husband “Robert”, R.J. Yarnell; sisters, Sharon Smith and husband, Ricky, Kim Cary; brother, Fred Davis, Jr. and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Rebecca, Sarah, Izabella, and Robbie Walters, Mackenzie and Hunter Yarnell; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Davis.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on November 22, 2015 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ms. Debra G. Eastman, 51 , of Autryville has won her battle with cancer and now she has gone home to be with her Lord.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Jernigan Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by Pastoe Paul Honeycutt. The burial will follow at the Cross Creek Cemetery.
Debra was preceded in death by her mother Jessie Bell Eastman; and her father Leonard Charles Eastman. She is survived by two daughters, Micheele Ezzell and husband Jimmy of Autryville and Donna Espinoza and husband Damien of Supply; seven grandchildren son Charles Victor Wilbur of Supply; seven grandchildren, Austin, Justin Katelyn and Trenton Ezzell and Mason, Xavier and Cheyanne Espinoza; four brothers Stonie Eastman, Wayne Eastman, Ronnie Eastman and Ricky Eastman; and three sisters Lori Spears, Betty Webb and Susan Drewry
The family will recieve friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home.
The following was submitted by Jeff Edwards, son of Mr. Wayne Edwards:
Red Springs HS 1958 played college baseball at NC State and was an ALL ACC Shortstop. Played professionally with both the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators.
Was a math teacher and coach at 71st HS and also Massey Hill HS where he coached football, basketball and baseball.
Was the 1st Athletic Director at DBHS. Was also the 1st Head Basketball Coach for the Boys team and was the 1st Head Baseball Coach. He later moved into administration and received his graduate degree in education from ECU. He became the Principal for the extended day program that was started at DBHS in 1977. He had a big hand in the colors that were selected for DBHS as well.
His wife, my Mom, is Elizabeth Edwards who has been at Byrd since day 1 in 1972 and taught Home Economics. She is still there. He had three children who also graduated from Byrd. Jeff, Brad and Missy.
RIP Mr. Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was my Home Economics teacher. Some of the things I learned in her class stayed with in. Through Mrs. Edwards is how I knew more about you. RIP. Never Forgotten.
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
One of my favorite teachers who made learning fun!!!
From jeff gaddy on January 3rd, 2011
Mr. And Mrs. Edwards were two of the very best teachers and people that ever graced the grounds of Douglas Byrd High School. I remembered Mr. Edwards as a very calm influence on the student body. His advice and encouragement always strive to be a better athlete and more importantly a better person.
EASTOVER - Mr. Robert Jim Ellis, 52, of Eastover, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Robert was a beloved husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law and nephew. Robert was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Cumberland County, to the late Cecil and Kay Johnson Ellis. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, David Ellis. Robert is survived by his wife of 27 years, Suzanne Fulcher Ellis; a son, Robert Brandon Ellis and fiancee Karen Cribb; a sister, Linda Ellis Smith and husband Jesse of Fayetteville; a brother, Kenneth Ellis of Lumberton; a devoted and loving aunt, Clorese Johnson Jeffreys of Gray's Creek; and beloved dog, B.J. Robert was a dedicated employee of Public Works Commission for 27 years. He also owned R& B Lawn Service with his son, Brandon, until his health declined. He enjoyed White Lake, trading at flea markets, yard sales and early morning breakfast at his favorite local restaurant with his many, many friends. Robert loved his Baywood Pentecostal Holiness Church and church family. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Baywood Pentecostal Church, followed by the service at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Salem Methodist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, 1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304; or Baywood Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1830 Baywood Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312, in memory of Robert Jim Ellis. Services entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory of Fayetteville.
HOPE MILLS -- William Clarence Elmore Jr., 42, of 3921 Harden Road, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mr. Elmore was a detective with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and a volunteer firefighter at Cotton Fire Department. He formerly worked with Pierce Mill Fire Department.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by Chaplain Kenny Williams and Drs. Norman E. Mitchell and Ben West. Burial was in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Elmore is survived by his wife, Stacey L. Elmore of the home; two sons, Matthew W. Elmore and Michael A. Elmore, both of Moore County; his parents, William C. Elmore Sr. and Edna H. Elmore of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Kathy E. Stone of Raeford and Dianna L. Elmore of Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2504 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304; or to First Safety House, care of Cumberland County Fire Chiefs Association, P.O. Box 2592, Fayetteville, NC 28302.
Billy, you and I grew 2 blocks apart in Massey Hill. From 1st grade through High School, you were at our house so much that you were like an adoptive brother to me and my two older brothers. We abuse you like we did each other. You are missed Billy and I know you are with the Lord now because you were always a good man.
From Glenda Dail Duncklee on March 22nd, 2013
Wow, Billy, I can't believe you are really gone. You were my first "boyfriend" and will always have a special place in my heart. I know where you are now, in heaven, may God hold you in His arms, you were a very special person to me and I will never forget you.
This is in memory of my best friend at Massey Hill, Solomon Everett. We were classmates for two years, then he transferred to Douglas Byrd and I transferred to E E Smith. We played on the JV basketball and football teams in 1969 and 1970. I will always remember. His smile and his friendship.
From Michael Petsuck on July 14th, 2013
A great friend, an incredible athlete and teammate, left us way to early but his earthly light and journey was a bright one. I still thing of you often and I'm sure we will see each other again. All is well my brother!
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
My one & only memory was of your kindness. You were a Senior & BIG star, I was a Little Bittie freshman. You accidently knocked me down the stairs, I wasn't hurt but before I knew it, you picked me up & carried me back to the top, apologizing the whole time. I know you are greatly missed.
From Jeff Gaddy on January 3rd, 2011
Douglas Byrd's first sports star.
From Arnita McKellar-Wright on August 6th, 2010
He was an excellent football player. Always a smile on his face. He will truly be missed. Class of 74
Ms. Gina Carla Faircloth, 53 of 6170 Bethany Drive, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at her home.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl Houston Faircloth and Lena Mae Beard Faircloth; brother, Carl (Bo) Faircloth and nephew, Johnnie Faircloth, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Butler Funeral Home Chapel, officiating will be Pastors Dena & Tracy Lowery. Interment will follow at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery in Roseboro.
She is survived by Daughter, Lena Melissa King of Stedman; sisters, Tina Faircloth her twin of Stedman, Karen Faircloth of Autryville, Judy Taylor of Eastover and Shelia McKay of Kennansville; brothers, Ronnie Beard of Orange, Texas and Houston Faircloth of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Austin Spinosa and Jacob King; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the funeral home before the service.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman.
Gina was a great friend to many. We talked on the phone many times. She was always in a good mood and always made me feel better after we talked. I also saw her at our get-togethers and really enjoyed being around her. I was so sorry when I heard she had passed. R.I.P. Gina Faircloth
I love and miss my Mothers twin sister, my Aunt Tina!!!! After my Mama, Gina Faircloth, passed in 2016, Aunt Tina really took me and my children under her wing, as her twin would have expected her to do! Now I'm absolutely LOST Without both of them
Class of 1974
To my Facebook friends and family. My sister ~Patricia Flanigan DBHS '74 ~ passed away early Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family. I am thankful I was able to say goodbye and also that she knew she was loved. I know she is finally pain free, with Mom and so many that have passed before her but it makes it no easier. She was much to young to leave us. I will post the obituary when it is available. I ask for prayers for our Dad and I, and also her husband Gerry as God is the only one who can get us through this time
My daddy passed away on Sept 12, 2004. He is greatly missed and loved dearly and will always have a piece of my heart. I am forever "Daddy's Little Girl". I know that he will be with you all, in spirit, at the reunion. God bless......
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Enoch Foos, 46, of 209 Grenada Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in his home. Mr. Foos was a manager with Wal-MartDistributionCenter for nine years. He was a member of the Carolina Road Riders and was a retired sergeant first class in the Army.
FAYETTEVILLE - Peder Niel "Uncle Pete" Gatewood, 52, of 1823 Stockton Drive, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 3 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Village Drive in Fayetteville, with the Rev. Randy Bremer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service, 610 Ramsey St., in Fayetteville. Uncle Pete was a former Boy Scout and an active member of The American Pool Association (APA). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Peder and Marie Nielsen. Uncle Pete is survived by his daughter, Ashlie Gatewood of Fayetteville; sons, Jamie Gatewood of Georgia, and Jesse and Cody Gatewood of Parkton; stepdaughter, Ashley Shearin of Fayetteville; a granddaughter, Keira Gatewood of New York; parents, retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. David and Tillie Gatewood of Fayetteville; two sisters, Joni Gatewood Hooten of Presco
tt, Ariz., and Terri Lynn Gatewood of Fayetteville; a brother, Lorne Archambeau of Hope Mills; nieces, Morgan and Madison Hooten of Arizona; and nephews, Joshua Miller and Tyler Gatewood of Fayetteville.
Pete was a good guy, always so nice. I was shocked to read he had passed on.
From Greg Zandiotis on March 21st, 2011
I knew Pete throughout our HS days. He was a great firend and we had Great times during that stage in our lives. Pete and his family also opened the door for us (the neigborhood). We were safe and having Fun! What so terrific people. I am sorry we did not cross paths later in life; it would have been a heck of a reunion. I will not say good-bye, but so long my friend. I will see you in a better life.
Joseph Franklin Genter, 59, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Joseph is survived by daughter Chelsi Dawn Genter of N. Charleston, S.C.; brother Stephen Genter of Fayetteville, NC; sisters, Mary Ann Genter of Fayetteville, NC, Suzanne Rene Genter Burgin of Ocean Isle, NC; Dorothy Claire Gilreath of Rock Hill, SC.
Service: A celebration of life service will be held February 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Rim Recreation Center, 1455 Hoke Loop Road, Fayetteville, NC.
Paula was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a beautiful spirit. She battled demons within herself for a long time before her life ended too soon. I love you and miss you my old friend !!!!
HOLLY RIDGE - Tony Mark "WhiteBoy" Gurganious, 49, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Tony was a friend to everyone. He was a commercial fisherman and he loved fishing.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Pin Hook Cemetery in Duplin County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gayther Edgar Gurganious Sr.; brother, Gayther Edgar Gurganious Jr.; stepfather, George Ballard; and stepson, Michael Shimauchi.
Surviving are his mother, Marcia Martin Ballard; brother, Victor Gurganious; sisters, Rose Gurganious Spell and husband Ronald and Sherean S. Garrison and husband John; stepsisters, Laurie B. Wiseman and husband Charlie and Nancy Cox; stepbrother, Buddy Ballard. Tony leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends form the Surf City area who loved him and will miss him.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the funeral home.
Christy was a good friend, and someone I always wished I could know better. Like many of my classmates I had a crush on her for many years. RIP Christy... I will see you again someday!
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Christy, you are missed. We were good friends back in the day and I enjoyed all of our dates. You were always fun to be around at ASU and at DBHS.
From David Baugus on March 4th, 2011
Christy was a kind,gentle spirit who always took time to help and encourage a goofy kid like me..I looked up to her and was so struck by her..I had the hugest crush. May you R.I.P. and know that you are greatly missed.
From Mae Arant on January 17th, 2010
Christy always had a gentle heart that was kind as her smile. She was a true friend to me and I will always remember her sweet, slow smile that brightened up my day.
Sandra “Sandy” Kaye Bullington Harris, 59, went to be with her Lord, Monday evening, February 22nd. She was born April 20, 1956 and was the daughter of William T. Bullington, Sr. and the late Mary Kathryn Canady Bullington. Sandy was also preceded in death by her brother William T. Bullington, Jr.
Funeral Service will be conducted 7:00 pm Saturday, February 27th at Green Springs Baptist Church, 1095 E Green Springs Rd., Parkton, NC. The Committal Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Green Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sandy graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in 1974 and she also attended Fayetteville Technical School. She was the middle child and married a middle child. Sandy always put others concerns above her own. She loved her family, church, talking and she never met a stranger-just someone she had not talked to yet. She loved children, letting people know about how God has a plan for us all, hunting, and fishing; anything outdoors as long as it was not too cold.
Sandy was always involved in many activities. In grade school, she was a Majorette. She carried this love to high school where she was a Majorette and twirled a fire baton and was a member of the Drill Team. She was also a member of the Leo Club. In her adult life, she was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout Leader, Rockfish Archery club Sec-Treas and V.P., NWTF, Friends of NRA, NCWRC Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Instructor, QDMA Ft. Bragg and Co-Owner of The Archery Clinic.
Sandy often referred to “her church” Green Springs Baptist Church. Her mother attended Green Springs as a child and as soon as Sandy attended Green Springs, she felt like she was Home. She loved her Sunday School Class. She said she was going to get Teddy to church and sadly it was only after she got cancer. Teddy promised her that day that because she loved the church so much, he would get her to church as often as he could if she was physically able. Teddy's love for Sandy and God was evident in the ways he cared for her. It was amazing to see how her eyes would light up when she got to church even when she was not completely able. She especially loved the singing, oh how she loved the singing, but she also loved the sermon as she underlined and notated in her bible with her broken binder as a testament to that. Sandy on many occasions has said “God has a plan we just don’t know what it is yet”. With each occurrence during the 2 ½ years of battling cancer she always said “God has a plan we just don’t know what it is yet.”
If you cannot remember anything else about Sandy, please remember right to the very end as long as she could talk, she always told everyone "God has a plan." And always to her, everyone else’s concerns came before her own.
Sandy loved her God, her Family and her Country in that order and stood strong in defense of all the above to the fullest of her ability.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 41 years, 7 months, 2 days and 12 hours, John “Teddy” Harris; son and daughter-in-law, John C. Harris III and Tabea of Germany; daughter, Windy Renee Harris Young of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ben Michael Young and Tiffany Kathryn-Faye Melvin both of Fayetteville; father, William T. Bullington, Sr. of Princeton, sisters, Dorothea Jane Bullington Fox and husband Charles of Ocean Isle, Pamela Lynne Bullington Vanherpen and husband Ken of Colorado, and Martha Jeanne Bullington Casey and husband Craig of Princeton.
The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 pm Saturday until 7:00 pm and immediately following the service at Green Springs Baptist Church.
FAYETTEVILLE - Ms. Ruth Hermansen, 55, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Burial in Lafayette Memorial Park. Visitation, an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Thank You for the many times I came to you crying, happy, or frustrated about anything...You were always there...You never turned me away...I Thank God for your many words of encouragement and the Love that you showed your students...Gail Bolden...Class of 79
MONROE, Ga. -- Donald Brent Hulon, 39, of Monroe, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in his home.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday , March 7, 1998, at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel in Hope Mills, N.C., by the Rev. Steve Smith. Burial was in Parkton Cemetery.
Mr. Hulon is survived by his wife, Debbie Hulon; three sons, Donnie Hulon of Raleigh, N.C., Jimmie Hulon of Fayetteville and David Hulon of the home; two daughters, Parker Hulon and Tina Magee, both of the home; his father and stepmother, James L. Hulon and Lessie Jackson-Hulon, both of Fayetteville; three brothers, Bobby Hulon, Raymond Hulon and Randy Hulon, all of Fayetteville; a sister, Marlene Wolford of Cary, N.C.; and two stepbrothers, Phillip Jackson and Darryl Jackson, both of Fayetteville.